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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
John Alexander Messersmith
Stat Years
1966-1979  [mlb] 1968-1979
6-1 / 200
Right / Right
P (344)
Draft Position
Born Date/Place
High School
Western (Anaheim,CA)
University of California (Berkeley, California)
Selected by the California Angels in Round #1 (#12 overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Sec Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1968-07-04 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.332)
Service Time
CAL [5] LAN [4] ATL [2] NYA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15319 ... retro id: messa101 ... mlbam id: 118990
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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On Base

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Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances OB On Base (including Homers) mOBP Modified On Base Percentage. Includes all times on base, whether earned or not. R Runs R% Run%. Runs/OnBase. % of time on base that he scores SB Stolen Bases (Total) SB2 Steals of 2nd base SB3 Steals of 3rd base SBH Steals of home CS Caught Stealings CS2 Caught stealing second base CS3 Caught stealing third base CSH Caught stealing home S1-3 1b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S1-2 1b to 2b on a single while a baserunner S1-3% % of times going first to third on a single S2-H 2b to home on a single while a baserunner S2-3 2b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S2-H% % of times second to home on a single D1-H Scored from first base on a double D1-3 1b to 3b on a double D1-H% % of times scoring from first base on a double DI Defensive Indifference. Defense allowed steal without attempt to throw out Adv WP Advanced on Wild Pitch or Passed Ball Adv Out Advanced safely on an out FrcR Forced out as runner. OOB Thrown Out on Bases as baserunner, excludes while batter


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